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September 2018

Sep 1st - Sep 29th » Villages Folk School Classes

The Villages Folk School specializes in providing learning experiences in traditional arts and skills, while drawing upon the uniqueness of each of the eleven historic Villages of Van Buren County Iowa. Classes are held in peaceful rural settings so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village-life. Pre-registration is required for classes.

  • 1st ~ Raku Pottery with Betty Printy.
  • 1st ~ Rug Weaving Class with Teri Showman.
  • 8th ~ Glass Blowing Basics with Tim Blair.
  • 15th ~ Rug Weaving Workshop with Teri Showman.
  • 15th ~ Fall Harvest: Wild Edibles with Pat Crawford.
  • 15th ~ The Spinning Wheel with Barb Krummel.
  • 15th ~ Sculpture Portrait in Three Dimension with Chris Bennett.
  • 22nd/23rd ~ Book Binding: Journals & More with Renee Robison.
  • 22nd ~ Wool Braided Chair Pad Workshop with Sharon Hutchinson. 
  • 22nd ~ Sculpting Basics with Chris Bennett.
  • 29th/30th ~ Blacksmithing: Beginning with Bill Printy/Mark Heisdorffer.

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Location:809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel

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Sep 1st » Bentonsport Heritage Day

Visit specialty shops, Mason House B&B and historic characters from Bentonsport's past and hear their tales. Tour Bentonsport Village B&B (1847 Hancock House), enjoy a homemade meal 11:00am-12:30pm at the Shelter House, tour the Vernon School (Wendell Mohr's former home and studio) and more. 

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:21964 Hawk Dr. Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Pam Svenby

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Sep 1st - Sep 29th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

  • September 1st
  • September 8th
  • September 15th
  • September 22nd
  • September 29th

​Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy Hardin

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Sep 2nd » Bentonsport Artisans Co-Op Labor Day Celebration

Lapidary demonstration 1pm & 3pm. Weather permitting. Free Quartz crystal to first 12 customers.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Artisans Co-op, 21986 Hawk Dr., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Pam

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Sep 7th - Sep 9th » Milton Fall Festival

Free, except entry fee for Mud Bogg and Ball Tournament. Enjoy a great time at the Milton Fall Festival! So many fun things to do Bingo, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Parade, Food, Mud Bogg, Ball Tournament, Entertainment and much more.

Location:Milton's City Park, Corner of Main St. & E Delaware Ave., Milton, IA

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Sep 14th - Sep 16th » End of Summer Motorcycle Rally

Bike Rodeo, Live Music, Poker Run and more, all weekend long. Advance tickets are $30.00 per person & $35.00 at the gate. Advance tickets available at usual places. 

Sponsored by the State Line Rally Association.

Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Dave Lyon
Phone:(319) 498-4460

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Sep 21st - Sep 23rd » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The sixth of the 2018 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, wine tasting, dance, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

This weekend they will also be filming “Best of America by Horseback” which is America’s Premier Trail Riding Television show! This will be a really special event and your chance to be on National TV. It is strongly suggested that you book very early so give Carolyn a call at 319.878.3888 or call 540.829.9555 to reach Best of America by Horseback directly for details.
Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge

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